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Hosted by FIA-accredited print-TV journalists and popular Motorsport commentators, the Inside Line F1 Podcast is a weekly show that offers an alternative view on the sport, business and politics of Formula 1.

You probably know us from our famous Helmut Marko interview! And yes, we've made Indian Cricket legend Ravi Shastri narrate his Formula 1 stories - twice.

On our channel, along with lots of Formula 1 banter, you will find race reviews, previews, interviews and features through the Formula 1 season...and in the summer/winter breaks.

Our show hosts: Soumil Arora, @f1statsguru, Mithila Mehta & Kunal Shah.

Formula 1 drivers on our show: Mika Hakkinen, Nico Rosberg, Charles Leclerc, David Coulthard, Karun Chandhok, Romain Grosjean, Valtteri Bottas, Lando Norris among others.

Broadcasters on the Inside Line F1 Podcast: Peter Windsor, Steve Slater, Ben Edwards, Bob Varsha, Atle Gulbrandsen, Matthew Marsh among others. 

We are an independent Formula 1 podcast available everywhere on the Internet - search 'Inside Line F1 Podcast' on your favourite audio streaming app. 

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Hosts: Soumil Arora, Mithila Mehta & Kunal Shah

Stats: Sundaram Ramaswami (aka @f1statsguru)

Data: Nithyanand Ram

Music courtesy: Lucien Byfieldt

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Hosted by FIA-accredited print-TV journalists and popular Motorsport commentators, the Inside Line F1 Podcast is a weekly show that offers an alternative view on the sport, business and politics of Formula 1.

You probably know us from our famous Helmut Marko interview! And yes, we've made Indian Cricket legend Ravi Shastri narrate his Formula 1 stories - twice.

On our channel, along with lots of Formula 1 banter, you will find race reviews, previews, interviews and features through the Formula 1 season...and in the summer/winter breaks.

Our show hosts: Soumil Arora, @f1statsguru, Mithila Mehta & Kunal Shah.

Formula 1 drivers on our show: Mika Hakkinen, Nico Rosberg, Charles Leclerc, David Coulthard, Karun Chandhok, Romain Grosjean, Valtteri Bottas, Lando Norris among others.

Broadcasters on the Inside Line F1 Podcast: Peter Windsor, Steve Slater, Ben Edwards, Bob Varsha, Atle Gulbrandsen, Matthew Marsh among others. 

We are an independent Formula 1 podcast available everywhere on the Internet - search 'Inside Line F1 Podcast' on your favourite audio streaming app. 

Miss us as you wait for our next episode? Join our near 45,000+ member community on Instagram.

Hosts: Soumil Arora, Mithila Mehta & Kunal Shah

Stats: Sundaram Ramaswami (aka @f1statsguru)

Data: Nithyanand Ram

Music courtesy: Lucien Byfieldt

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    Ravi Shastri on the "Old Youngster" Lewis Hamilton & predicting his win at Silverstone

    Ravi Shastri on the "Old Youngster" Lewis Hamilton & predicting his win at Silverstone

    Indian Cricket legend & Formula 1 fan since the ages Ravi Shastri predicted a Lewis Hamilton victory on the Saturday of the 2024 British Grand Prix on the Inside Line F1 Podcast. Ravi, who has previously been a guest on our show, joined us from Silverstone where he was a guest of the Stake Sauber Kick F1 Team.
    Soumil Arora hosted Ravi where the duo spoke about athlete mindset and how an "older" star driver like Lewis Hamilton would react to being beaten by a "younger" team-mate aka George Russell. Ravi also told us how he started watching Formula 1 while playing county cricket in England in the 70s and 80s, and Silverstone is special for Formula 1...and for himself.
    Did you know? Ravi's original inspiration in Formula 1 was former driver turned broadcaster Martin Brundle.
    Also in this episode, Ravi shares his views on the Max Verstappen-Lando Norris rivalry, why he has high hopes from Aussie driver Oscar Piastri and of course, his thoughts on India recently winning the T20 World Cup in the United States of America. Tune in!
    (Season 2024, Episode 34)
    Follow our host on Twitter: Soumil Arora
    Image courtesy: Formula 1

    • 19 min
    Arise, Sir Lewis Hamilton! 2024 British GP Review

    Arise, Sir Lewis Hamilton! 2024 British GP Review

    What an emotional win for Lewis Hamilton in front of his home fans at Silverstone! The 2024 British Grand Prix will go down in memory as one of the most-special races in history.
    Yes, a British driver won the British Grand Prix for the 30th time in history, but what makes it special is that Hamilton won at home, his 9th such victory, with Mercedes - a team he has actually given up on!
    Also, Hamilton-Mercedes won on merit. They were the quickest car on-track. Hamilton's "wing" choices on Saturday and the track temperatures on Sunday played a vital role in his 104th career win in Formula 1. And of course, Hamilton's impeccable driving in mixed weather conditions, too. 
    It was heartwarming to see the British fans join Hamilton's family in celebrating this win - one that took 56 races to come. Hamilton becomes the first and only driver with over 300 starts to score a race win in Formula 1. 
    In this episode of the Inside Line F1 Podcast, Soumil Arora, @f1statsguru and Kunal Shah re-live the magical British Grand Prix. Were you also surprised when Red Bull Racing weren't the quickest across the changing track conditions? Also, were you surprised when McLaren decided to "invent" race strategy than stick to the norm?
    George Russell's retirement, Nico Hulkenberg's mega points score for Haas and several other stories and facts from the 2024 British Grand Prix. Tune in!
    (Season 2024, Episode 33)
    Follow our hosts on Twitter: Soumil Arora, @f1statsguru and Kunal Shah
    Image courtesy: Mercedes

    • 47 min
    The best circuit for the next Verstappen-Norris battle! 2024 British GP Preview

    The best circuit for the next Verstappen-Norris battle! 2024 British GP Preview

    The Lando Norris-Max Verstappen battle will continue at one of Formula 1's most-legendary and oldest circuits on the calendar, Silverstone.
    Lewis Hamilton's reaction to the Norris-Verstappen incident from Austria will make headlines. But will he comment at all?
    A lot at stake for the title protagonists, Formula 1 and the British fans at this weekend's British Grand Prix. In this episode of the Inside Line F1 Podcast, @f1statsguru is back in the studio along side Soumil Arora and Kunal Shah.
    Tune in!
    (Season 2024, Episode 32)
    Follow our hosts on Twitter: Soumil Arora, @f1statsguru and Kunal Shah
    Image courtesy: McLaren

    • 34 min
    Will Norris-Verstappen friendship survive the test of F1? 2024 Austrian GP Review

    Will Norris-Verstappen friendship survive the test of F1? 2024 Austrian GP Review

    Will Max Verstappen and Lando Norris' friendship survive the test of Formula 1?
    Seemingly, that's the key question after their race-altering incident in the 2024 Austrian Grand Prix. Understandable that their friendship is under question, because in 2024 at least, we don't believe the Drivers' World Championship is.
    It will be won by Max Verstappen!
    And of course, was Verstappen "dirty" in his wheel-to-wheel battle against Norris? The fan base is split, and we try offer an emotional and objective response. Needless to say, Verstappen-Norris is box-office stuff, and we'd love more of this. But can anyone go wheel-to-wheel against Verstappen at all?
    Also in this episode of the Inside Line F1 Podcast, Soumil Arora and Kunal Shah dissect the 2024 Austrian Grand Prix. Will Mercedes be celebrating their race win? Could Oscar Piastri have won this race had it not been for his "track limits" penalty in qualifying on Saturday? Congrats to Haas for scoring their best race result since 2022 (also in Austria). 
    Ferrari's optimism with Charles Leclerc, Sergio Perez's damaged RB20 and not picking up of the pieces after the Verstappen-Norris incident, Aston Martin's no-score and more in this episode. Tune in!
    (Season 2024, Episode 31)
    Follow our hosts on Twitter: Soumil Arora and Kunal Shah
    Image courtesy: Red Bull Content Pool

    • 46 min
    Helmut Marko Interview, C3 to help Norris to beat Verstappen at Red Bull's home? 2024 Austrian GP Preview

    Helmut Marko Interview, C3 to help Norris to beat Verstappen at Red Bull's home? 2024 Austrian GP Preview

    Can McLaren challenge Red Bull Racing? And could Ferrari and Mercedes potentially join their fight? These might be the two questions we ask ourselves at every remaining Grand Prix of 2024!
    In this episode of the Inside Line F1 Podcast, Soumil Arora and Kunal Shah preview the 2024 Austrian Grand Prix, also an "F1 Sprint" weekend. We have a timeless story from Red Bull's Motorsport Advisor, Dr. Helmut Marko, on the origins of Red Bull Racing, the Red Bull Junior Team, etc. (from the 25th minute).
    Tune in to the full episode of Dr. Helmut Marko on the Inside Line F1 Podcast
    All eyes on Sergio Perez, Oscar Piastri and Aston Martin - all in need of a good result. The Austrian Grand Prix at the Red Bull Ring offers a different challenge to the cars. Of course, we expect the "Orange Army" to cheer for Max Verstappen, but could the cheers this year also be for McLaren's papaya car?
    Lots of stories, opinions and banter in this episode.
    (Season 2024, Episode 30)
    Follow our hosts on Twitter: Soumil Arora and Kunal Shah
    Image courtesy: Red Bull Content Pool

    • 47 min
    McLaren quickest, but Max Verstappen always wins! 2024 Spanish GP Review

    McLaren quickest, but Max Verstappen always wins! 2024 Spanish GP Review

    Why did Lando Norris claim that he should have won the 2024 Spanish Grand Prix? In fact, why did Norris run a different race strategy vs. Max Verstappen, and why was he not too concerned about the Mercedes drivers?
    Why did George Russell's race attack wear off mid-race? And of course, how did Max Verstappen end up winning a race despite the McLaren being the quicker car yet again? Why has Ferrari lost ground for the second race in succession, and why was Carlos Sainz involved in Turn 1 incidents with Charles Leclerc and Lewis Hamilton? 
    Did Mercedes sabotage Russell's race (sarcasm alert!) by putting him on the hard in his final stint while Lewis Hamilton chose the soft? Why was Sergio Perez's 8th place finish lauded by Christian Horner.
    Fun fact: Perez was the only three-stopping driver who finished in the points
    What happened to Aston Martin? Fernando Alonso was 17 seconds off Nico Hulkenberg for P11 (lap 58/66), and of course, how did Alpine change their fortunes? Is it the "Flavio Briatore effect" felt at Enstone already? 
    In this episode of the Inside Line F1 Podcast, Soumil Arora and Kunal Shah dissect the 2024 Spanish Grand Prix by answering a lot of race-related questions, discussing stats-facts and more. Tune in!
    (Season 2024, Episode 29)
    Follow our hosts on Twitter: Soumil Arora and Kunal Shah
    Image courtesy: McLaren

    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

4.1 out of 5
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48 Ratings

kdvprasad ,

Great podcast. I listen to every podcast every season

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Indian F1 Fan ,

Awesome for F1

Fantastic podcast. Very good content. Well researched. I’m loving the features. The guests are informative and stalwarts of the sport. Steve Slater, Bob Varsha & Atle were my favourites.

Good coverage of races and special features. Livestreams now? I’d love to watch races with the Inside Line hosts.

F1_CAS ,

Fun podcast that discusses serious F1 topics

Keep up the good work, Mithila and Kunal. Soumik is a good addition to the team. Get into television commentary soon. F1 needs such content. Helmets off!

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